In conversation with Sir Nicholas Mostyn7 November 2023Law School alumnus, Sir Nicholas Mostyn (LLB 1979) retired from his position as a British High Court Judge in the Family Division, earlier this summer. His career spanning decades saw him preside over some contentious and groundbreaking cases.
Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize20 October 2023Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, Associate Professor in the University of Bristol Law School, is among 30 extraordinary researchers, including two from the University, to win a national 2023 Philip Leverhulme Prize for his vital research in the field of international law and armed conflict.
Publication: ‘Regulating the Sea’ by Professor Margherita Pieraccini7 August 2023Cambridge University Press has published a new monograph by the Law School’s Professor Margherita Pieraccini. ‘Regulating the Sea’ (Cambridge University Press, 2022), the first book written on English marine conservation regulation from a socio-legal perspective, provides an in-depth analysis of key aspects of Marine Protected Areas regulation in England, offering access to an under-investigated field.
A place filled with opportunity: Q&A with Mckenzie-Kohl Tuckett15 July 2023For World Youth Skills Day, we caught up with accomplished public speaker McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, second-year LLB student and the first-ever Bermudian to give a speech at the House of Commons. In this Q&A she shared her thoughts on studying Law at Bristol, being awarded the International Intern Scholar Scheme prize, representing Bermuda's Youth Parliament, and her top tips for confidence in public speaking.
New Head of School announced8 June 2023We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Catherine Kelly as the incoming Head of the University of Bristol Law School.
A real sense of teamwork: Q&A with LLB student Toby Ferris23 May 2023Ahead of our Open Days coming up on June 16-17, we caught up with second-year Law student and Chair of the Volunteering and Fundraising Network Toby Ferris, in a Q&A about his law studies, extra-curricular activities and favourite things about Bristol.
Publication: ‘Diversity, Merit and Power in the C-Suite’ by Dr Eleanore Hickman18 May 2023Hart Publishing has published a new book by the Law School’s Dr Eleanore Hickman. ‘Diversity, Merit and Power in the C-Suite’ offers an in-depth assessment of the meaning of corporate power - and an essential consideration of how a more balanced distribution of power in the boardroom could and should be advanced.
Don’t be afraid to try new things: Q&A with LLB student Lee Ling Chu 3 May 2023Final-year Undergraduate Law student Lee Ling Chu was recognised for legal work experience undertaken overseas at the Law School’s International Internship Scheme Scholar (IISS) awards earlier this year. We caught up with her in a Q&A about her studies, her extra-curricular activities – including starting a business and entering the New Enterprise Competition – and her favourite things about Bristol.
HRIC Statement to the ACHPR 75th Session3 May 2023On 3rd May Professor Rachel Murray delivered a statement on behalf of the Human Rights Implementation Centre to the 75th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
Call for Papers: 'Insiders and Outsiders in the History of Law'28 April 2023The University of Bristol Law School is delighted to host the 26th British Legal History Conference, which will take place between 3 and 6 July 2024. Submissions are now open for abstracts on the conference theme: 'Insiders and Outsiders in the History of Law'.
New just net zero policy project led by Dr Colin Nolden awarded £150,00024 April 2023The Law School’s Dr Colin Nolden has been awarded £150,000 by the British Academy, through their Net Zero Policy Programme, to lead a 15-month project as Principal Investigator. The project - Implementing effective and just net zero policies (IMPERFECT) - starts on 1 May 2023.
Law School launches new LawTech Industry Board6 April 2023The LawTech Industry Board brings together leading industry experts, practitioners and alumni to join the Law School’s academics in advancing legal tech research and education—two key components of our research-led LLM in Law, Innovation and Technology programme.
A deeper understanding of the law: Q&A with MA Student Yenli Nguyen17 March 2023Second-year MA Law student Yenli Nguyen was recognised for legal work experience undertaken overseas at the Law School’s recent International Internship Scheme Scholar (IISS) awards. We caught up with her in a Q&A about the MA and the transferable skills it pushes you to develop, her extra-curricular activities and her favourite things about Bristol. She also has some great advice for new students.
Publication: ‘Decolonisation and Legal Knowledge’ by Dr Foluke Adebisi13 March 2023Bristol University Press has published a new book by University of Bristol Law School Associate Professor, Dr Foluke Adebisi. ‘Decolonisation and Legal Knowledge: Reflections on Power and Possibility’ provides an essential examination of the meanings of decolonisation and explores how this examination can inform teaching, researching, and practising of law.
A fantastic and unforgettable year: Q&A with LLM Graduate Matias Guarda10 March 2023Ahead of our Postgraduate Open Day on 22 March, we caught up with recent graduate and winner of the prize for Best Performance in the LLM International Commercial Law, Matias Guarda, as he shared his inspiration for coming to Bristol, what he loved about the city, and his plans for the future.
Exploring Careers in Social Justice: Q&A with alumna Sydney-Anne McAllister8 March 2023This International Women’s Day we caught up with feminist activist and Law School alumna Sydney-Anne McAllister (LLB 2020), in a Q&A about her work in the charity sector, founding not-for-profit lobby-protest organisations, and her advice to students just starting their journey into Law at Bristol.
Law graduates recognised in Alumni Awards 20233 March 2023Each year, the University of Bristol recognises alumni who have made remarkable contributions to society through the Alumni Awards. Among the 2023 winners are Law School alumni politician The Rt Hon. the Lord Paul Boateng; international human rights lawyer Ben Emmerson CBE KC; and recent graduate and barrister Raeesa Rajmohamed.
Launching soon: Centre for Private and Commercial Law20 January 2023The Law School is delighted to announce the launch of a new centre of research. The Centre for Private and Commercial Law (CPCL) is an international centre of excellence for critical scholarship, teaching and public engagement with private and commercial law.
Professor Judy Laing cited in government report on new Mental Health Bill19 January 2023Today the House of Commons and House of Lords Joint Committee, appointed to consider the Government's draft Bill to reform the Mental Health Act 1983, published its report. With years of extensive research in the area of mental health law, policy and human rights, the Law School’s Professor Judy Laing has been active in shaping and responding to the Draft Mental Health Bill, which has important implications for the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in England and Wales.
Legal experts contribute to House of Commons AI governance inquiry18 January 2023Written evidence submitted by the Law School’s Dr Philippa Collins, Kit Fotheringham and Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells has been published by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee to its inquiry on 'Governance of artificial intelligence' (AI).
A year in legal research: 2022 in review13 January 2023As we launch into the new year, we take a moment to look back at some of the national and global issues the Law School's experts were tackling in 2022 – a year that saw us rank #3 for legal research in the UK (THE analysis of REF 2021). Fighting for reproductive rights, supporting striking workers and responding to an illegal war are just a few examples that illustrate what research in action really looks like. Find out what else our academics were up to in 2022.
Dr Eleanore Hickman joins first UK-wide Young Academy10 January 2023The University of Bristol Law School is delighted to announce that Dr Eleanore Hickman is among the first members of the new UK Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.